Juventus want Hamburger SV's Eljero Elia - agent

The 24-year-old forward is the subject of intense interest from the Turin club and his representative is confident a deal can be thrashed out to bring the player to Italy
The agent of Hamburger SV striker Eljero Elia has confirmed that Juventus have made an offer for the Dutch international.

The versatile attacker has been linked away with a move away from the German club for much of the summer and Wolfsburg, Liverpool and Juventus have all been rumoured to be chasing his signature.

However the Italian giants look to be in pole position to sign the starlet as his agent, Frank Schouten, has revealed that the Bundesliga outfit are in talks with Juventus over a transfer for the player.

''They [Juventus] are interested in [Eljero] Elia and they have submitted an offer for him,'' Schouten stated to Italian publication Tuttosport.

''The two clubs should reach an agreement and he [Elia] wants to play in Serie A. I have spoken to [Juventus transfer consultant] Fabio Paratici in the last few days. If a financial agreement can be found, then Elia will be playing in Serie A next season.''

Elia featured at last summer's World Cup as the Netherlands made it all the way to the final before losing out narrowly to Spain. However, the Dutchman has endured a troubled time since then as a public argument with ex-coach Armin Veh saw him left on the bench on several occasions in the 2010-11 campaign.